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  1. Mercenary4

    Mercenary4 New Member

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    None, this is not a mod, just an old school computer that won't die!

    Try and guess system specs to win a Centon 512Mb PC3200 DDR w/green Ultra memory kooler!
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    Bring on the guesses and the 1 votes! Will send the person with the best guess a Centon 512Mb PC3200 DDR w/green Ultra kooler. Dead line is 7/4/06.
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    looks like an original pentium processor, most likely around 100-200 mhz, a really old dual socket motherboard(most likely TYAN), some nasty looking ribbon cables (EWW), a 200W PSU, a DLINK video card(16mb), a Verex case, a LAN card combined with a tv input, and a serial port card(for printer)... thats all i can guess.

    this thing is OLD!
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    lol dlink video card that cracks me up , that not a video card thats his ethernet adapter , the video actually looks like a old SIS or rage, and is that cyrix 686 ???

    As for the rest of the specs 16-32mb or pc100 ram
    500mb-2gig hard drive

    .................you can keep the ram
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    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    128mb pc 100 old celeron ~600mhz
  6. Kasparz New Member

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    486 on socket3. Hard to tell through what kind or 486. SX/DX or DX2.
    Thats NOT dual socket mobo. That other socket are for NPU.
    8/16 MB of SIMM memory.
    S3 1MB PCI VGA + extended 1MB EDO memory =2MB of Vram
    Seventeam 300w AT PSU
    External cache too.
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  7. Mercenary4

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    TV input? You must be young to not recognize BNC (British Naval Connector). Did D-Link ever make a video card?
  8. Kasparz New Member

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    Extension cards are :
    1. S3 VirgeDX VGA
    2. D-link ethernet card 10mbps afaik
    3. SCSI controller
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    This looks like an old server. It's obviously an intel processor, I'm going to say between 10 and 66Mhz. It looks like the motherboard supports dual processors and a coprocessor. Some SIM ram. It's got a BNC/ethernet networking card in a PCI slot. Some PCI video card (pictures too blurry). An ISA SCSI card. A cartrige loaded CD drive (my dad used to have one), and a tape drive, and a good old floppy drive. I don't know what else to guess. I could put that memory to good use though (it will go to my little cousin's first build) :)
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    I believe the second slot is one for processing floating point calculations... i read about it somewhere. All I know is it's for a second proccie to do math.
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    Its a dual pentium 1 motherboard for sure. It has only 1 processor, and to sticks of ram, probably 16mb total. It has a DLink network adapter, and thats all I can tell. Some reall old pci video card.
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    It's a coprocessor :)
  13. TripGun Guest

    Hmmmm...

    Looks alot like an old i486 running a 33 or 50 Mhz pentium. Dlink ethernet is in there. AT form factor. SIS graphics with a 4mb upgrade 2 X 2mb chips to go with the 4mb onboard totaling 8mb. SCSI card controlled Tape drive and looks like a zip drive before they became exstinct. Looks like a 2-3gb seagate hard drive. 300w Power Supply. Could that be two 16mb sticks of ram for 32mb total?
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    That is indeed a Pentium CPU in there, but I'm thinking the extra socket is for a 486 CPU (combo board for future upgrades). The Pentium CPU's supported PCI slots (like the video card in the system). The 486 systems used Vesa Local Bus cards for the video. The CPU speed would probably be 90-120MHz, as anything less than that would not have needed a heatsink and fan. The 5.25" bays do have a tape drive (probably 250MB) and a cartridge loading cd-rom (probably single speed, but no more than 4x). That is not a SCSI controller, but actually an IDE controller. These also had LPT, floppy and serial ports on them. I'm guessing at the ram, as I know they are 72-pin simms, but I can't tell what size they are. I'm guessing since there are eight slots on the board that they are 8MB each, so 16MB total. The D-link network card is probably Base 10TX, and that is a BNC connector (LOL at the LAN/vid capture combo card). The video card is a stumper, as I can't read the chip too well. I'm thinking STB, which would make it a Velocity card I think, and the expandable ram is nice. Probably 2MB onboard with 2MB expanded (4MB total). The motherboard does have a slot that adds Level 2 cache for the CPU, guessing either 512KB or 1MB. The 300w PSU has been identified, and so has the board being AT. The HDD is a mystery since there isn't a good pic of it. But I know drives were usually 400MB to 5GB around that time.

    Reason I know most of this stuff? My first build was a 386 SX 40 with 1MB (2x512KB 30-pin simms) and an old ISA card. That was way before onboard controllers, IDE CD-rom drives, and round cables... ;) Yes, I am that old :(
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    I'm in agreement with you except about one thing... both the sockets are socket 7... 486's were never socket 7...

    BTW that video card is an S3... dont know what model.
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    I know Pentiums were Socket 7, but one socket is a ZIF socket and the other isn't. The one that isn't looks just like the extra socket I had on my 486 board. That board had a 486 hard-wired on it, and the extra socket lined up with a 486 CPU I had. That's what I was going off of. If the pics were better we could count the pins... ;)

    The chip on the vid card looks like it says "SJ-something", and the closest I remember to that is STB. That's my guess there.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Pentiums with MMX support was on s7. Pentium 60/75/100/133 w/o MMX was on s5. i486 was on s2/s3 IIRC. And VGA is STB S3. I had about 2-3 S3 VGA's and remember how hard was to find drivers for XP.

    Nope. Some s3 board with i486 really had ONLY ISA and PCI. I had some 386/486/P1 and saw many intresting stuff.
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  18. TripGun Guest

    I have the same card in my garage.....SIS pci junk w/expansion upgrade.(the pic makes it look like it says something else) lol this board is old but it was at the top of its game in the day, it could out perform similar setups.
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    Some very good guesses so far. A couple of you are very close to calling everything in this old school rig. Would post some better pics, but that would make it to easy to identify some of the parts. The whole point of this puzzle it to test knowlage of old school, or at least a lot of research for you noobies, so to speak (yes, I am old by some standards; played with the i8086 and i8088 powered rigs).
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    It will work as a back up if a bios flash goes wrong!
  21. TripGun Guest

    Thats why I still have it and have used it twice so far :)
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    Mercenary4 New Member

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    I appologize to all, won't be able to send memory stick due to unforseen events. By the time I can send the memory stick it will be outdated.

    Pentium 90, 32Mb system, 4Gb Harddrive, 1xCD-ROM, 2Gb Tape backup/storage, SCSI controller card, SIS video, extra slot on mobo is for co-processor. MS-DOS 6.11 OS w/Lenix (I spelled that wrong?) 4.something.
  23. TripGun Guest

    ???

    Awww no mem...bummer... uhh wait ,what was that ? see , my mem is'nt working good that
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    I voted 10/10 because:

    its clean
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    I voted 2/10 because:

    amd processor is my guess haha

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